Easy A (2010)

I have no idea how I haven’t watched this movie again in the whole 2013.  I guess I just didn’t as I was busy discovering new genres.  Attached with the fact that the past weekend in THIS post, I claimed it to be my feel good movie, you already know what to expect in the review but still, lets get on with it 🙂

Easy A posterDirector: Will Gluck

Cast: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow

Olive (Emma Stone) is a normal not very popular student at school.  One day, when her extremely religious classmate, Marianne (Amanda Bynes) overhears her claiming to her best friend, Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) that she had lost her virginity with a college guy, the rumor spreads quickly.  With this, she sees that these rumors gives her a new social attention in the school that she enjoys and she ends up using these rumors to bring more attention on herself even though it came with a rather tarnished reputation.

This was the first movie I became fully aware of who Emma Stone was. Sure, I remembered her from House Bunny and realized she was in Ghost of Girlfriends Past, but this one placed her on the map in my book.  She’s funny and sarcastic and this movie is just so my type of humor.  I had a great time with it. Since then, Emma Stone has been one of my top 10 favorite actresses.  I really think she can do no wrong.  I even revisit some of her roles and I realize how she might be the shining part in a not so good movies (like for Ghost of Girlfriends Past).  Of course, the movie itself has a great tone.  It was smart, witty humor and payed tribute to great teen comedies, you know, John Hughes era.

easy a monologue

Honestly, I love the whole cast in Easy A. After my long girl crush talk on Emma Stone, lets look at the rest of the cast.  We have in a rather smaller supporting role, Thomas Haden Church and Lisa Kudrow.  Both are very good at creating funny moments even when they are really trying to be serious.  We have the before crazy mode Amanda Bynes.  The one I do love quite a bit.  She plays a fully devoted religious girl and she was quite funny, especially her whole talks and attacks with with Emma’s character Olive.

easy a marianne olive

We have some awesome young actors that I like, Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley.  That guy slowly grew on me as I watched Gossip Girl more.  I really should finish up the last 1.5 seasons.  Penn Badgley is not a bad looking guy but what he has is a charm to him and I like the vibe he gives off in his roles.  In this one, he didn’t have a huge role since Easy A was more of a teen comedy than a romantic one so the focus wasn’t on the guys.

easy a olive todd

I really think that the cast and the characters are the life of any kind of comedy so I’m going to focus on that.

Moving along, Olive’s family is fabulous as well. I love Stanley Tucci so much, who plays Olive’s father.  The man is a genius. He breathes life into any role he is given.  Seriously, pick any role he’s done and if I’ve seen it, I’ll remember it because he’s just so awesome.  Him and Patricia Clarkson, who played his wife was such fun to watch.

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So yes, did you get that this movie was fun and funny? I’m pretty sure you did. These late nights of finishing up the TESL course has ironically zapped most of my vocabulary out of my mind.  Easy A is an awesome teen comedy and one that I totally recommend.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out! I promise you’ll have fun, well, the majority of you.  Emma Stone is amazing and the movie itself just so fantastic 🙂

What do you think of Easy A? Are you a fan of Emma Stone?

Fantastic Wrap-up of the Week to a SPECIAL Weekend ! :)

Now this is what I’m talking about! 2014, just with this week, you’ve already beaten my entire 2013!

This week was not eventful, well, the beginning at least. In fact, the last two weeks have been really a constant of me saying that I’m busy, stressed, tired.  I promised I’d reveal everything when its all finalized.

BUT, before that reveal, lets get on with the smaller awesome stuff.  We’ll build up to that a little and it actually matches up perfectly with this weekend because its a special day tomorrow and I’m thinking of something special to do, that I haven’t quite decided on just yet.

This post will be possibly long but it’ll be happy and positive and all sorts of happy wonderful things 🙂

5) I got my new watch that I bought on Boxing Day sale from Beyond the Rack.

Ice Watch

Its the first time I’ve done any business with Beyond the Rack and let me tell you, I am very satisfied.  I got this before the estimated delivery so that makes it so much more awesome. And well, I’m also satisfied with Canada Post who delivered this package last night at 7pm or something. Lovely light and comfortable watch 🙂 I haven’t had one of those in a while.  My watch is also my cellphone.  I’m all for multi-functional items but sometimes, its really easier to check the time instead of whipping out my smart phone.

4) Did I tell you I’m being maid of honor for a long time good friend’s wedding in March? If I have, I’m sorry.  Yesterday, I also tried on my dress for that event.  I think there’s still a few touch ups on the dress itself but overall, the dress is beautiful.  As for me, I need to polish those workout goals a little especially in the upper body.  No pictures for this one until the day of.  This links to my Facebook and I’m sure she wants that to be a surprise for everyone.

Which is also to say that tomorrow, they invited me to go with the couple to the bridal show.  I’ve never been to a bridal show and it sounds pretty fun.  I, myself, am not having those gigantic weddings but the one thing I did make my boyfriend promise me when we get married is that I get to have a pretty white dress and get a nice wedding photography session.

I want this dress if I were to get married! ;)

I want this dress if I were to get married! 😉

Anyways, it seems like there are already two weddings coming up this year.  What can I say…we’re coming to that age, right?

3) Its not so great that my TESL course is possibly going to expire soon, like in a week and I’m SUPER behind.  I have been getting my act together and working late nights studying and studying.  That also explains the slowing down in posts.  However, I do enjoy that pace.  BUT, thats not the point.  I study with either music or a movie playing in the background, which also means I can’t watch something new. I went back and got back into a few of my faves.  I figured that I’d add that in here and put some feel good musical scenes to give you a reading break.

EASY A (review coming up)

BRIDESMAIDS (review coming up)



I’m starting to admit that I do like Zac Efron quite a bit but you know, I really like this guy even in his first little role in OC back in my high school days.

Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet is just so handsome and charming.  *sigh* I like him so much!

As I’m typing up this post, I’m tortured with desire to reveal why this weekend is special and I’m thinking maybe since this is such a huge post, I’ll just do something short tomorrow and cut to the chase.

2) The runner up of good stuff is TRANQUIL DREAMS 3RD BLOGVERSARY.  Its roughly around this time.  I’ll do a brief explanation in tomorrow’s post.  I just need a few moments to figure out what to do tomorrow to give proper thanks to all of you! 🙂 For once, I remembered it right on time which makes me quite happy.

1) Now, for the big reveal of what I’ve been being all secretive and busy with.  I guess from up there, you’ve deducted that I’m NOT getting married.  My boyfriend and I figured since we weren’t doing something huge, we’d skip ahead and back in early December we got ourselves a very awesome real estate agent which happens to also be a friend and started house shopping.  Fast forward now to 2 weekends ago, we got to see two houses that we really liked and the reality of it was we liked both a lot too.  However, we did make our choice and that leads to this paperwork that I had posted for a previous challenge.


And last weekend, I had my home inspection cleared and got myself a very thick report of little things we have to do when we move in.

Inspection report

Inspection report

And why am I only saying it now? Because our mortgage just got approved on Wednesday and well, there was really no other type of post to go up to talk about it but in my personal one 🙂 No pictures of my house of course since move in is not for another 3 months or so.  Lots of planning though and my brain is already working on what to do next. Actual DIY projects start after my TESL is done next week.  Maybe I’ll post about it 🙂 You know, interior decor, crafts, and that sort of thing…what do you think?

So thats my big news! I’m a home owner! 🙂 WOOHOO! The next step in life!

How about that? Doesn’t 2014 already feel better? Things are looking up!

I’ll be back with a little post tomorrow but for now: I gotta get back to work on my TESL.

Happy Saturday! 🙂

Breaking Emotions Blogathon: Awkward

breaking emotions blogathon

Last week, Mettel Ray announced that she was going to host a second blogathon. Last year my involvement in movies was really limited but she held a very impressive one.  After reading through this year’s, I decided to give it a shot.  Starting this week and for the next 3 weeks, she will post up 2 emotions where we get to pick our most memorable 3 scenes each (if we pick both emotions) and 5 scenes (if we pick one emotion) to post in whichever way we want.  Sounds like a reasonable task 🙂

This Monday, she initiated the blogathon with FEAR & AWKWARD.  If you want to see the full description, check it out HERE, maybe you want to join in the fun!

I was going to choose the 3 scenes for each emotion but then FEAR and midnight searches didn’t go too well for me.  I couldn’t even bear opening the sound so I ended up staring at my movie collection and thinking up two more scenes to fill up the AWKWARD emotion 🙂

AWKWARD is an interesting emotion to use, since Mettel says that it can be either funny and embarrassing for the character or ridiculous. When you look at it that way, then it becomes a bit harder.  Although, my life is surrounded by lots of chick flicks so there’s a good amount of them, just need to decide which makes the cut for “most memorable”.

1. Bridesmaids –> Airplane scene

Since Mettel already used the pooping in the street as the example, I had to find another scene from Bridesmaids since its full of ridiculous and funny awkward moments.  The airplane scene was one where I found was funny awkward but so very awkward for Annie (Kristen Wiig).

2. Easy A –> Olive’s Fake Sex with Brandon

Olive having fake sex with Brandon has to be one of my favorite parts in Easy A (although I do love the movie to bits).  Its a part I find crazy hilarious.  I don’t know who I find its more embarrassing for though, Brandon unsuccessful making noises and saying inappropriate comments during fake sex or that Olive (Emma Stone) has to engage into this activity.

3. She’s the Man –>” I get really bad nose bleeds”

Tampons up your nose. Enough said.  LOL!

4. Hairspray –> “I’m a bad bad girl who needs to be punished”

Imagine doing this extremely embarrassing thing in front of the guy you’ve been crushing on for ages.  DEFINITELY awkward!

5. Sixteen Candles –> Grandma Helen and Grandpa Fred (video from 0:00 – 1:00)

I don’t know how close grandparents are supposed to be after you are after 12 years old (or maybe even 10) but being smothered from grandpa like that is already on weird territory and then getting felt up by grandma is just a huge no-no.  We may not have felt the scene but it has embarrassing all over it.  Thank goodness it was at home, right?

That about wraps it up for my most memorable scenes.  I probably have a good dozen rumbling about in my brain but these were the first that came to me 🙂

Thanks to Mettel for organizing this and for coming up with this great emotion. I had a fun time reliving these hilarious movie moments.  Can’t wait to see what is going to be next week’s emotions! 🙂

She’s  totally awesome to go on over and check her out and I urge you to join in! It’ll be lots of fun, I guarantee it! 😉